The JROTC program is making THS proud. For the third year in a row, 6 THS cadets will be moving on to the second level of the nationwide competition, the Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB).
For Level I, teams from around the country had to complete a 1-hour test, which assessed students on JROTC, SAT/ACT-type, and current event knowledge. The cadets on the THS team included Rachel Brewer-Karimi, Mohammed Kabir, Jillian Gombos, Hollisa Liburd, Kaleb Kesl, and Olivia White. They finished the first level on November 12th, 2021.
Brewer-Karimi, third-year JROTC member and captain of the team, explained how they diligently practiced for 3-4 weeks before the competition. The team met on a weekly basis leading up to their test date. Brewer-Karimi added that, “Both the Naviance practice tests and current events trivia were instrumental in helping us to successfully complete Level I.”
Colonel Coulouras, who organized the team, explained that students met after school to practice, also using Khan Academy SAT Test Prep and NY Times News Quizzes. In this process, he wants his students to work on teamwork and standardized test preparation, but also just have fun.
The THS team plan to take the Level II test on February 11, 2022. The top 32 teams in the nation will then be moving on to the third and final round of JLAB, which will take place in Washington DC. Don’t forget to congratulate and cheer on these outstanding cadets as they prepare!